Archive for March, 2019

Trump 2020 Budget to Lower Crop Subsidies for Insurance Premiums

President Trump’s newly released budget for 2020 includes a 15 percent funding drop for the Department of Agriculture. The plan would trim the USDA budget by $3.6 billion to $20.8 billion, lowering subsidies for crop insurance premiums to 48 percent from 62 percent, and limiting subsidies for growers who make less than $500,000 annually. The president is seeking one of…read more →

Solar Farm Divides a Ranching Community

Article by L.M. Sixel , Houston Chronicle A proposed 1,100-acre solar farm with as many as 450,000 solar panels has divided residents in Van Zandt County. Some local land owners welcome the thought of receiving $450 per acre rent for forty years, while others see the project as an eyesore. Solar is the fastest growing source of electricity in Texas, with its…read more →